In-series BNC adapters feature a BNC plug or BNC jack interface on both sides of the adapter. BNC jack to BNC jack adapters with no mounting features are sometimes referred to as BNC barrel adapters. In-series BNC adapters can be used as gender changers, converting from a plug to jack or vice versa. In production test and measurement applications, BNC adapters can also be used as connector savers where they will be mated to the minimum number of allowable cycles and replaced. This saves overall cost as expensive cable assemblies will not need to be replaced as often.
Between-series BNC adapters allow dissimilar interfaces to be connected. Amphenol RF offers between-series adapters allowing BNC interfaces to mate with 1.0-2.3, FME, Type F, HD-BNC, MCX, Type N, RP-BNC, RP-TNC, SMA, SMB, SMC, TNC and UHF coaxial interfaces. Like in-series adapters, BNC between series adapters can be used as connector savers and gender changes with the added benefit of changing the interface.
BNC tee adapters feature 3 ports and are offered as well in a variety of configurations. T-shaped adapters and Y-shaped adapters are available.